The Solitary Life of Cranes


Eva Weber


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Director Eva Weber
Completed 2008 Runtime 27


The Solitary Life of Cranes takes the viewer on a journey high up in the sky, to look at London's ever-changing landscape through the eyes and words of crane drivers.

A visual and poetic celebration of the drivers' lives, it is a must-see for anybody who has ever wondered what it is like to work hundreds of feet above the ground, only surrounded by a small metal cage.

Part city symphony part psychological study, The Solitary Life of Cranes is a visual attempt to understand what becomes of the human spirit in such extreme working conditions. What is the psychological impact of these powerful man-made structures on the drivers who operate them and spend most of their lives removed from the world they are building?

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